South at Admiral Baker Golf Course

4.1176000000 4.1 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6051 yards
  • Slope: 125
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

  • Friars Rd & Admiral Baker Rd Bldg 141, San Diego, California 92120, San Diego County
  • (619) 556-5520, (619) 487-0090
  • (619) 528-0227
  • navylifesw.com
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Year built: 1984
Type: Military
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
White (W) 72 6051 yards 74.5 125
White 72 6051 yards 68.4 120
Red (W) 72 5535 yards 71.4 121
Gold 72 5501 yards 66.1 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
26
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

50 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for locals walkers seniors   Challenges include bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Bang for your buck!!!"


u407265340's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape! Greens were in excellent condition! Played 18 holes in 3 1/2 hours as a four-some. All in all play here!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice track"


Smittaaay57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The pace of place was great. No lag time between holes. The course has a good layout, not too tough but not easy either. The rough is very thick as are the entry to the greens. Short chips have to make it to the green or they will hit and sink shy of the putting surface. Great bar and dining area after the round. GPS in the carts is nice also.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great course to walk"


BDonaldson2194's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great course with great value. I walked the course with a push-cart and there was no point where I regretted walking. Perfect weather once the morning warmed up and I loved the design of the course, but beware..it can be tricky. You need to be accurate teeing off on the 11th hole and crossing the creek on the 13th, or else the water will have its way (trust me). Also, there's a small ditch on the 10th and 17th that can test your wedge game. All in all, great course with a good assortment of fun hazards. Highly recommend to all in the area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun and nice course."


u566952173's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The only thing I don't enjoy much is how the fairways hit into each other most the time. Lots of balls flying around. Besides that, food and drink prices are awesome, and the course is in good shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u143693913's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000002429539's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good Day For Golf"


Glenn1275207's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the South Course, we were able to get our round started on time on a Friday morning. The course conditions were ok/average, some bare spots on some of the fairways but the greens were in good conditions. For the price I would play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u287870975's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

South was great. Not quite as tough as North but very enjoyable and course was in good shape...short par 4's..lots of birdie opps...always love playing Admiral Baker north or south...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"SO Under-appreciated"


BoilerChad's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Outstanding surprise. I played the North Course about 15 years ago, and ever since, I've been telling myself to check out Admiral Baker again. "Again" finally happened and now, I want to work this course into the rotation.

Wide open fairways on the front, hitting into postage sized greens. It's a fun track. Not super challenging, but a great course to work on your irons. The greens were punched two weeks ago, which means the greens are still two weeks away from being solid. Fairways were in great condition. Tee boxes were in good condition. Bunkers have a lot of soil in them and could use a lot more sand. We paid $42 per golfer and were off at 8:45am. Round took 4hrs, 7min. Definitely coming back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great value"


wljudge's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I like to play a few times a week and we are not looking for a difficult course just some time in the sun and knock it around. This course is a great value for the money and pace of play was good. The staff was great always pleasant and helpful. The range sucks as they use mats...I hate mats. a few putting greens and chipping greens that work well. We did enjoy the North course more but both good value.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Read the Small Print"


rlviz's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf now failed to alert me to the issue of having no back nine on the South course. Putting an important alert in small print isn't fair. I was disappointed and had to ask to be let on the North course, which was busy and difficult.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good day golfin"


u843346124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course for the money can wait to play it again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Don't miss the Admiral!"


jimm3270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Admiral Baker south course on June 15, 2017 at mid day and liked it very much! The course was in good shape and the pace of play was fine. The course lies in a valley with excellent views of the surrounding hills. A stream runs alongside some of the holes and you hit over water a couple of times, but it is not a difficult course. We rode, but it could easily be walked. It was a privilege to play on a course that was once open only to the military!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good deal for the price"


Statmaster's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have played the North course at Admiral Baker many times through the years because I enjoy the layout. But for the last couple of rounds, I decided to try out the South course.

My brother and I were joined by another 2-some and we teed off on time. Pace of play was nearly perfect (3 hours, 50 minutes) in completing the full 18 holes. The fairways were in good shape and the greens were terrific, albeit a little slow.

The course is fairly non-descript, with just a few nuances. It is a forgiving course, with many adjoining fairways for wayward drives. A good mixture of short par 4's and longer par 4's. Great opportunities for birdies, but also challenging enough were par is a great score.

For $35, not a bad deal. Recommend highly for a round of comfortable golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"nice golfer freindly"


hillbull's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

pace of play was very good golfers were friendly and under the circumstance of bad weather the two weeks prior played very well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Admiral Baker South"


u000003032014's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great golf and a 4.5 hour round. The ground is still damp because of all the recent rain, the greens were in decent shape and probably due for a cut. The staff in the pro shop is very accommodating as well as all other employees we had contact with. Locals should call and book a tee time and see what they have been missing!

JHart


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Admiral Baker South Course"


strider2's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Our 4-some enjoyed playing this course. The course held up well in the rain. We appreciated the course layout, especially the short par fours. The greens were in good condition and rolled well. We definitely look forward to playing this course again. Tom Kelly


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"short and straight."


kushstrain1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

a lot of opportunity on the south course.most holes are straight forward and not to long.nice new carts(no GPS).greens are in great condition.cart comes with free divot tool.only nit si great thing is alot of cart path only and a 90 degree rule.pace of play is ok .NO cart lady seen all day.would recommend if you can get hot deal.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



David9162393's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were super


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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